Board of Governors
Minutes of May 14, 2003
Mr. Gary White, Mr. David Todd, Dr. Sam Sentelle, Dr.
Tom Scott, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Ms. Carol Hartley, Ms. Virginia King,
Mr. Joe Williams, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. Marshall
Steve Haid, Mr. Michael Perry, Mr. Robert Shell, Mr. Cory Dennison
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Keith Spears, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet,
Mr. David Steele, Dr. Sara Denman, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Mike McGuffey,
Mr. Steve Hensley, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr. Charles McKown, Ms. Cora
Massey, Mr. Jim Stephens, Dr. Leonard Deutsch, Dr. Cal Kent, Mr. Dave
Wellman, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Ed Grose
Mr. Tom Loehr, Mr. Jay White
The Meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.
I. Approval of Minutes
Mr. David Todd moved to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2003 board
meeting. Seconded by Ms. Virginia King. Motion carried.
A calendar of events for summer 2003 was distributed to board members. Dr.
Ed Grose provided additional information on the May 24 “Rally for America”
at Marshall Stadium.
III. President's Report
Dr. Dan Angel reported on the second Governor’s Honors Academy to be held
at Marshall, recapped the recent commencement exercises, and outlined
upcoming events sponsored by Alumni Affairs.
IV. Consent Items
a) 2003 Program Review
Mr. David Todd reported the agenda item on behalf of the Academic Affairs
Committee. Mr. Todd moved to approve Program Review results and forward to
the HEPC. Seconded by Dr. Sam Sentelle. Motion carried. Mr. Gary White
commended Dr. Marshall Onofrio for his outstanding service to the board
and presented a memento as a token of appreciation.
b) Agreement between MU and WV Technology Assistance Corporation
Ms. Virginia King reported this agenda item on behalf of the Finance
Committee. Mr. Tom Loehr provided an overview of WVTAC. Dr. Cal Kent
provided additional information. Discussion ensued with regard to
including a “conflict of interest” provision, and a “full disclosure”
provision with regard to Marshall’s representative on the board of WVTAC.
Board members agreed the MU President’s designee should be required to
receive BOG approval.
Mr. Menis Ketchum moved to approve an amended agreement between Marshall
and WVTAC, such amendments encompassing the aforementioned concerns.
Seconded by Mrs.Virginia King. Motion carried.
V. Action Items
a) Tuition and Fees, FY 2003-2004
Ms. Virginia King presented this agenda item and moved to approve
2003-2004 tuition and fees as listed in the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Tom
Wilkerson. Discussion ensued with regard to various student fee levels.
Mr. Menis Ketchum expressed concern regarding future tuition increases and
the importance of maintaining affordability and access to higher education
in WV. Following discussion, the motion was put to a vote. Motion carried,
with one dissenting vote (Dr. Tom Scott).
b) FY 2003-2004 Budget
On behalf of the Finance Committee Mrs.Virginia King moved to approve this
item as contained in the agenda, seconded by Mr. David Todd. Discussion
ensued. Mr. Herb Karlet provided a budget overview. Mr. Jim Schneider
discussed the School of Medicine budget. Following discussion, the motion
was put to a vote. Motion carried.
c) Approval of a new degree program
Mr. David Todd presented this agenda item. Mr. Menis Ketchum moved to
approve an M.S. in Dietetics at Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Virginia King.
d) New academic program (Area of Emphasis)
Mr. David Todd presented this agenda item and moved to approve a new
program at Marshall in Teaching of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, seconded
by Dr. Sam Sentelle. Motion carried.
e) Board of Governors Resolution
Mr. Layton Cottrill presented this agenda item. Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved
that the board adopt the resolution as contained in the agenda, seconded
by Mrs. Virginia King. Motion carried.
f) Resolution for Peter Berner
Dr. Dan Angel presented this agenda item. Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved,
seconded by Mrs. Virginia King, that the Board adopt the resolution.
VI. Resolution for Dr. Marshall Onofrio and Mr. Cory Dennison
Resolutions were presented to the Board expressing appreciation to
outgoing members Dr. Marshall Onofrio and Mr. Corey Dennison, for
outstanding service as members of the Board of Governors. Moved by Mr. Tom
Wilkerson, seconded by Ms. Carol Hartley, that the resolutions be adopted.
VII. Information Items
a) Reactivation of Degree Program in Computer Science
Dr. Sarah Denman presented this item for information.
b) Proposed Policies Relating to Actions in Response to Salary Budget
Mr. Layton Cottrill presented this agenda item for information.
VIII. Community College Report
Dr. Vicki Riley provided a status Report on the accreditation process for
IX. Committee Assignments
Mr. Gary White announced assignments to the following Board committees:
Academic Affairs, Finance, Athletics, School of Medicine, and Community
College. Committee assignments were distributed to Board members.
X. Election of Board Officers, 2003-2004
Mr. Gary White appointed a Nominating Committee for the purpose of
accepting nominations for Board officers for FY 2003-2004. The Nominating
Committee will present nominations for officers at the July Board meeting.
Committee members are:
Mr. Tom Wilkerson (Chair)
Ms. Sherri Noble
Ms. Virginia King
XI. Future Board Meetings
Following discussion, it was determined that the Board would meet as
July 16, 2003
September 10, 2003
November 12, 2003
Meeting locations will be announced at a later date.
XII. Further Business
Mr. David Todd presented an update on the presidential evaluation process.
XIII. Possible Executive Session Under Authority of WV Code
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved that the Board enter into Executive Session.
Seconded by Mrs.Virginia King. Motion carried.
At the conclusion of Executive Session, the Board reconvened in regular
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.